Terms & Privacy Policy



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Privacy policy

This privacy policy describes the ways in which the Invasive Species Council collects, uses and shares your personal information when you visit our websites

which are operated by Invasive Species Council ABN: 27 101 522 829.

By submitting information to us or by using our websites, including any tools, you consent to the collection and use of information as described in this privacy policy. You also acknowledge that we may periodically change, modify, or otherwise update this privacy policy without prior notification.

Information collected through the Websites may be collected by any member of the Invasive Species Council (referred to as “we”, “us”, “our”) in accordance with this Website Privacy Statement. Invasive Species Council treats personal data with respect and integrity. This Website Privacy Statement explains how personal data will be treated as you access and interact with this Website.

We will post any changes to this Website Privacy Statement on the Website, so we encourage you to check this Website Privacy Statement from time to time. Any personal data collected under this current Website Privacy Statement will be handled in accordance with this Website Privacy Statement. After the changes take effect, all new personal data collected, if any, will be subject to the revised Website Privacy Statement.

In addition to the provisions of this Website Privacy Statement, there may also be specific and additional privacy and data protection provisions that apply to certain sections of this Website, or that apply to you if you are an employee, agent, contractor, or are otherwise employed by Invasive Species Council. Because those specific and additional provisions also relate to your privacy protection, we recommend that you review them wherever they appear. In the event of any inconsistency between the provisions of this Website Privacy Statement and those other specific and additional provisions, the specific and additional provisions will prevail.

What information is collected?

The types of personal information about an individual that the Invasive Species Council may collect include:

  • contact information, such as name, address, email address, phone number, mobile phone number
  • date of birth and gender
  • history of donations, correspondence and other interactions with the Invasive Species Council including personal opinions.

Device information we collect

When you visit the Website, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse the Website, we collect information about the individual web pages or products that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the Website, and information about how you interact with the Website. We refer to this automatically-collected information as “Device Information.”

We collect Device Information using the following technologies:

  • “Cookies” are data files that are placed on your device or computer and often include an anonymous unique identifier. For more information about cookies, and how to disable cookies, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org
  • “Log files” track actions occurring on the Website, and collect data including your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps.
  • “Web beacons,” “tags,” and “pixels” are electronic files used to record information about how you browse the Website.

Additionally, we will record information that you submit to us via our website, in particular information entered in our online tools (e.g. Contact / Enquiries / request for information). We will only send you direct communications if you asked us to provide you with information and we will only process your Personal Data as described in this Privacy Policy. 

We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. 

We may use your personal details to inform you about our services or other information we feel you may be interested in, where you have opted to receive our newsletter or have requested a download, white paper or brochure. If you do not want to receive this information, simply click the ‘unsubscribe’ link on the email, and you will be immediately removed from our mailing list.  

When we talk about “Personal Information” in this Privacy Policy, we are talking both about Device Information and Enquiry Information.

How do we use your personal information?

We use the information that we collect from our contact forms to:

  • Communicate with you;
  • Assist you with service related questions; 
  • When in line with the preferences you have shared with us, provide you with information or advertising relating to our products or services.

We use the Device Information that we collect to help us screen for potential risk and fraud (in particular, your IP address), and more generally to improve and optimise our Website (for example, by generating analytics about how our customers browse and interact with the Website, and to assess the success of our marketing and advertising campaigns). 

How do we collect the information?

The Invasive Species Council only collects information by lawful and fair means and not in an unreasonable or intrusive way.

The Invasive Species Council collects information in a number of ways including; 

  • from you when you provide the information to us face to face or by phone, email or through our website or from your responses to mail out forms;
  • from third parties who organise a Invasive Species Council membership by way of gift;
  • from third parties who make a donation to the Invasive Species Council on your behalf or who have nominated you as the recipient of communications regarding the donation;
  • from third parties, such as credit card providers, when we seek authorisation for your payment; or
  • from publicly available sources.

At appropriate points on forms (paper, electronic, or other) there will be;

  • a brief statement of the Invasive Species Council’s commitment to privacy, or
  • a link to the Invasive Species Council’s policy on privacy, or
  • a warning that a person’s private details may not be secure, if the person is transferred from a secure Invasive Species Council web form to a non-secure web form or similar.

What information do we give you?

When collecting personal information the Invasive Species Council takes reasonable steps to ensure that you are aware of: 

  • our identity and how to contact us;
  • the fact that you are able to access the information;
  • the purpose for collecting the information;
  • which organisations (or types of organisations) the Invasive Species Council usually discloses such information to;
  • any law that requires the Invasive Species Council to collect the particular information; and
  • the main consequences to you (if any) if the information is not provided.

Why is the information collected and how is it used?

The Invasive Species Council collects information, including personal information, to assist it in performing its functions and activities.

This means that we may use your personal information for any of the following purposes.

  • fulfilling the Invasive Species Council’s role in educating the community about issues of environmental and nature conservation significance
  • assisting the Invasive Species Council to participate in relevant civic and political debates
  • identifying environmental breaches and highlighting environmental and conservation concerns
  • notifying individuals of the Invasive Species Council’s activities and campaigns
  • forging corporate and professional alliances to achieve environmental outcomes
  • seeking new members and processing, renewing and maintaining Invasive Species Council memberships and subscription services; and
  • increasing the Invasive Species Council’s financial support, through various fundraising activities, in order to maintain and enhance the Invasive Species Council’s campaigning capacity.

In addition, the Invasive Species Council may use your personal information for different purposes but only in the following circumstances: 

  • if the different purpose relates to the primary purpose for which the information was collected, and you would expect us to use the information in this way; such as providing your contact details to a mailing house engaged by us to send out correspondence to our members and supporters; or
  • you have consented to use using the information for the different purpose; or
  • for direct marketing of the Invasive Species Council’s functions and activities or of nature conservation or environmental interest
  • issues generally, and if you have agreed to receive such information.

Can we disclose your information?

The Invasive Species Council will only disclose your personal information as required under relevant laws or when you consent to the disclosure.

For direct marketing purposes, we may disclose your personal information to third party service providers who: 

  • assist the Invasive Species Council with direct mail/email appeals; or
  • assist the Invasive Species Council with fundraising activities via telemarketing; or
  • undertake market analysis and advice on fundraising strategies on behalf of the Invasive Species Council.
  • undertake not to provide this information to any other person or organisation, except as required by law

The Invasive Species Council may also disclose your personal information to: 

  • credit providers;
  • credit reporting and fraud checking organisations;
  • an authorised legal representative nominated by you;
  • our accountants, auditors and lawyers; or
  • law enforcement bodies, government or other organisations, as required by law.

How do we protect your information?

We take all reasonable steps to make sure the personal information we collect is complete and up to date and to protect it from misuse and loss from authorised access, modification or disclosure. Our staff, volunteers and third party providers receive appropriate education regarding privacy and that our electronic and physical storage systems have adequate protection.

It is also important for you to protect against unauthorised access to your computer.

Sharing your personal information

We share your Personal Information with third parties to help us use your Personal Information, as described above.  For example, subscriptions and contact form submissions are stored in our website database. If you would like access to your personal information stored on our website or for this information to be deleted, email contact@invasives.org.au with your full name and email address and the details of your request.

Finally, we may also share your Personal Information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful request for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights.

Sharing anonymous information

We may also collect anonymous information that provides information on how our visitors use our website. We also use Google Analytics to help us understand how our customers use the Website, you can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/.  You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here:  https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Can you access your information?

You have a right to request access to the personal information we hold about you. We will comply with such a request, unless there is a legal reason not to. Please contact Invasive Species Council on the details below.

Your rights

If you are a European resident, you have the right to access personal information we hold about you and to ask that your personal information be corrected, updated, or deleted. If you would like to exercise this right, please contact us through the contact information below.

Additionally, if you are a European resident we note that we are processing your information in order to fulfil contracts we might have with you (for example if you make an subscribe through the Website), or otherwise to pursue our legitimate business interests listed above.  Additionally, please note that your information will be transferred outside of Europe, including to Australia, Canada and the United States.

Data retention

When you submit a contact frorm enquiry through our Website, we may maintain your Enquiry Information for our records unless and until you ask us to delete this information.

Please note that the personal information you submit using some of the services on our website (including Google Analytics, Newsletter Subscriptions and the Invasive Species Council website) will be stored on secure databases which reside overseas and are managed by third-party technology providers. If you do not want your personal information being stored offshore, please do not submit personal information to us when you use any of the services on our website.

Links to other sites

Our websites contain links to a number of websites which we believe may be of interest to our visitors.  We aim to ensure that such websites are of the highest standard. However, this Privacy Policy does not apply to those websites and we cannot guarantee the privacy standards of websites to which we link or be responsible for the contents of those sites.


We may update this privacy policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to our practices or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons.

Contact us

For more information about our privacy practices, if you have questions, or if you would like to make a complaint, please contact us by e-mail at contact@invasives.org.au or by mail using the details provided below:

Invasive Species Council

S305-60 Leicester St, Carlton Victoria.

Marketing privacy policy

This email marketing privacy policy has been created in an effort to demonstrate our strong commitment to your privacy and protection of your personal information.

Why did you receive an email from us?

If you received an email sent by us, it is because our records indicate that you have expressly shared this address for the purpose of receiving information from us (“opt-in”).

You may also receive transactional emails from us. These include, but are not limited to, order confirmation emails, payment confirmation, and account emails.

How can you stop receiving email from us?

Each marketing email that we send contains unsubscribe link that will allow you stop receiving email from us. If you do not wish to receive further mailings, simply click on the unsubscribe link provided in the email. You will be immediately removed from our mailing list.

Collection and use of your information

The Invasive Species Council uses permission-based email marketing service. Our customers can opt-in to receive information and marketing communication emails from us.

When our customers opt-in to receive our communication messages, we collect personally identifiable information from you that includes your email address and name.

We will never sell, share, or rent individual personal information with any external parties without your advance written permission or unless ordered by a court of law. Information submitted to us is only available to our employees managing this information for the purposes of contacting you, or sending you emails based on your request for information, and to contracted service providers for purposes of providing services related to our communications with you.

How do we protect your privacy and the security of your information?

We use the latest and generally approved security measures to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of information collected from you.

Your data is protected under the privacy laws of Australia. 

Use of web beacons

When you receive an email sent by us, the email may include a so-called web beacon to measure marketing effectiveness. When you click on a link provided in the email, we may record that response so that we can better serve you in the future by customizing our offerings.

Changes in our practices

The Invasive Species Council reserves the right to modify this Marketing Privacy Policy at any time. If we decide to update this Policy, the updated changes can be found in this Policy and any other places we deem appropriate to post them.

Contacting us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, or if you believe you have received unwanted, unsolicited email sent by us, please contact us at contact@invasives.org.au or by mail using the details provided below:

Invasive Species Council

88b Station St, Fairfield VIC 3078